Midnight Sun Brewing is celebrating chocolate as much as equality in Modern Romance.
The beer first and foremost is a chocolate ale, brewed with cocoa nibs and a series of spices, including cinnamon, maca. Heat is provided by the addition of chilies. A collaboration with Anchorage, Alaska’s Modern Dwellers Chocolate Lounge.
…In an exciting collaboration. Midnight Sun and Modern Dwellers Chocolate Lounge —a local artisan chocolatier— designed and brewed a very special dark ale that celebrates our strengths — and weaknesses sensuous chocolate, warm spice, fiery chili, provocative character and amorous mood…
Style: American Strong Ale (w/ Chocolate, Maca, Cinnamon, Chilies)
Availability: 22oz Bombers
Odell Brewing Company has just shipped their Milk Chocolate Stout, Lugene.
By the looks of it, the brewery is adding a nitro version of this popular, chocolately, milk offering. As if chocolate milk stouts are creamy enough.
Style: Imperial Milk Stout (w/ Chocolate)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Nitro. February – April.
One of Boulevard Brewing’s (Kansas City, MO) most sought after beers, Chocolate Ale, has been on hiatus for a little while. The brewery chose to put the beer on hold after discovering the beer’s flavor was found to be a bit off. Boulevard offered refunds to anyone that requested it. Chocolate Ale is back with a sweet vengeance.
Chocolate Ale is a collaboration with Kansas City’s chocolatier Christopher Elbow. Boulevard brewmaster Steven Pauwels and Elbow used a special chocolate variety from the Dominican Republic. The result is a magical and delicious balance of malt, hops and chocolate.
Chocolate Ale is full of surprises, beginning with a glowing amber hue. The aroma is given over to earthy, fruity cocoa, with just a hint of hops. Smooth layers of dark chocolate intertwine with threads of caramel, vanilla, and nutty malt as the flavor warms and rounds to a bittersweet finish.
Boulevard Chocolate Ale is the second release in the Smokestack Series in 2014. January’s release was the barrel aged Rye-on-Rye. While Chocolate Ale was supposed to hit shelves in Kansas City on Tuesday, snow is keeping the shipments at the brewery a few more days.
Read more: Boulevard Brewing News
Chocolate cherry stouts are all the rage. Not convinced? Click the cherries link below. You’ll find a few.
Stoudt’s Brewing (Adamstown, PA) is adding Chocolate Cherry Stout to their small batch, Brewer’s Reserve Series. This offering is reminiscent of a special release a few years ago when chocolate and cherries were added to Fat Dog Imperial Stout.
Stoudt’s Chocolate Cherry Stout will be packaged in 22oz bottles.
Half Acre Brewing (Chicago, IL) is breaking the cold of winter with the return of Chocolate Camaro. 2014 marks the fourth release of this classic.
Half Acre Chocolate Camaro is a milk stout brewed with lactose (milk sugar) and cocoa nibs roasted by Ethereal Confections in Chicago. Those in the distribution area will find this in bottles and draft for a limited time.
Side Project #22 “MoonRay” is already in planning, with the test recipe being tweaked as you read this. Per brewery co-founder “Spike” Buchowski, he intends on making this beer a bit like the chocolate orange candy. (the chocolate that splits open like orange slices).
He hopes to the do this with the addition of orange peels, chocolate malt and cocoa nibs. The weizenbock yeast will give the beer a touch of banana flavor too.
Expect this offering by Summer, 2014